A hug is an almost universally loved gesture that can instantly convey comfort – but what do you do when you’re miles away from everyone you care to hug? This jacket, designed by Si Chan as part of a final project at the London College of Fashion, doles out constant surrogate hugs to keep you feeling warm and fuzzy.
The Hug Me Jacket features five sets of arms and hands encircling the wearer. Over the coat’s zipper, the hands join up in the front and appear to be holding one another in a gesture of friendship or love.
Can a coat like this really help to stave off loneliness when you’re away from those you care about? Maybe, maybe not…but it is a fashion statement that will not go unnoticed, no matter how many caring people are around you.